The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has apologised for claiming that only 10 school boys were abducted from Kankara, Katsina
Shehu’s apology was contained in a statement shared on his Twitter handle on Friday after more than 300 kidnapped schoolboys were released on
Gunmen had on Friday, December 11 abducted hundreds of schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, last Friday.
Following the attack, Shehu claimed that “only 10 students” were abducted. His statement however claims that he got the numbers from persons “that should ideally know”.
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He wrote: “I apologise for the incorrect communication citing that only 10 students were kidnapped at the science school, Kankara,” he tweeted.
“This communication of numbers was provided by persons that should ideally know. These numbers were seen to conflict with what was available at that time.
“Please understand that this communication was in no way done to downplay the seriousness of the situation.
“Please accept my sincere apologies on this matter as we continue to move our great Nation Nigeria forward. Thank you.”